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Good riddance, Boxed Water

(11/18/19 5:00am)

In December of 2016, the House of Representatives’ Education and Labor Committee published an article which explains Betsy DeVos’ direct connection to the convenience water company, Boxed Water is Better. However, this knowledge apparently did not go very far, as since 2016, the company has continued to grow, and its distribution sales more than doubled in 2013. This fall semester 2019, Boxed Water is Better had even made its way onto Duke’s campus at Saladelia locations.

Duke football hits new low in 'stunning' defeat to Syracuse

(11/17/19 2:53pm)

Duke's blowout loss against Virginia wasn't pretty but explainable—it came on the road against a solid Cavalier squad. The Blue Devils fought to the bitter end against rival North Carolina and fell in heartbreaking fashion, certainly an emotional loss but not unexpected. A third straight loss to then-No. 15 Notre Dame was largely expected, as the Fighting Irish were unquestionably the more talented and athletic team.

FKA twigs twists sound and story in ‘Magdalene’

(11/16/19 5:01am)

Mary Magdalene is one of the first women history robbed. Popular culture tells us she was a former prostitute, but at the origin of this legend is an old, powerful white man: Pope Gregory I, who conflated Mary Magdalene with an unnamed “sinful woman” found elsewhere in the Bible. Fifteen hundred years later her image has hardly recovered. In “Magdalene,” FKA twigs’ second full-length LP, the British musician and performer imagines that Mary Magdalene is Jesus’ lover and equal, turning on its head the traditional, patriarchal narrative.

Money, memes & Maslow: the truth about the Duke sell-out culture

(11/15/19 7:17pm)

A recent article in the Chronicle criticized how many newly-grads find themselves on a moral descent as they enter the workforce. Trinity sophomore Christian Sheerer writes that becoming “bad people that do bad things” is somewhat of an unspoken Duke destiny, clutching onto wealth as a measure of success.